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New York Yankees Trade Rumors: Truth About Pujols

Could the New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman be pulling a Philly fast one by secretly going after the top free agent on the market, Albert Pujols?

The Yankees are one of the few, if not the only, team that could legitimately offer Pujols the money he wants; along with the stage and superstar teammates that will allow him to flourish.

Even though superstar Mark Teixeira now occupies first base, but where there is a will there is usually a way.

Maybe you did realize that Tex did make 11 starts at third base, logging 99 innings and committed seven errors back in 2003.

This leaves the Yankees with the two scenarios.

  1. Move Tex to third, A-rod to shortstop and Jeter to the outfield…and BAM now there is room for Prince Albert.
  2. Or keep the Captain at shortstop, Tex to third and A-rod can be the DH…and BAM another way to get Pujols in pinstripes.

Do you want to know the truth about where I heard this rumor?

Can you handle the truth?

Well, I made it up and I apologize if anyone took this seriously. Maybe you just rode the slow bus to school because this will NEVER EVER happen.

In a nutshell, this explains how sluggish and mind numbing this off-season has been; as it is causing my brain to deviate by imagining these ridiculous state of affairs.

The only way this would become the Yankees reality is if the Boss was reincarnated, as Pujols is just the type of free agent that Mr. Steinbrenner would drool over. And what the Boss wanted, the Boss usually would get, especially when it made no sense because he just couldn’t help himself.

As reckless as I found Mr. Steinbrenner to be at times, this off-season definitely makes me realize how much life he brought to the game itself.

And where the heck is that other son, Hank Steinbrenner?

Baseball could use some Hank Q & A to bring a little life to this lackluster of an off-season.


  1. John Wright says:

    I have to admit I've had fantasies such as this about Pujols and also have been wondering when Hank is going to start channeling his father!

    • Tanned Tom says:

      He already has, don't you remember who signed A-Fraud to that assinine contract after he opted out in 2007? Yep it was the baby boss. And they took the check book away from him after that one.

      • LLP says:

        Tom, I was referring to just any Hank comment as this off-season is a snore. The Yankees are not going to anything, and you can't really blame them.

    • LLP says:

      John….who has not fantasized about Pujols on their team??? I actually think he will decline sooner than most players his age just because he already showed some signs.

      Hank does what Hank wants, but making huge decisions is a privilege that Hank probably doesn't have anymore.

  2. Bernard Sandow says:

    Kate, stop wasting your time. To bring up Hank Steinbrenner's name is poison. Why do you think Hal runs the team? I think you know the answer. There is no way the Yankees would bid for Pujols. There's no denying he has been the games best player for several years. Getting him makes no sense whatsoever unless they get rid of ARod and Texeira and that isn't happening. As for John Wright, Hank couldn't shine his father shoes. That's why his father shipped him to the horse racing end of the family. Every once in awhile, Hank comes across with a stupid remark and I can visualize the Yankee front office cringe.

    • LLP says:

      Bernard…..if you read what I wrote I am fully aware that the Yankees don't need Pujols; but I was making a point that if the Boss were still around that might be ver different.

      Hank tells it like it is, at least in his head but it is very refreshing and honest. Crazy? Totally, but it does make things more interesting in general and this off-season has been a snore.

  3. Richard Griffith says:

    Most trades happen during or after the winter meetings 5-8 Dec, 2011. So hold that thought.

    • LLP says:

      Richard….the Yankees don't wait if there is a player they want to go get. Last season, Cashman had visited with Cliff Lee prior to Winter Meetings.

  4. jeet says:

    yanks need another starter,first and formost? and another bat

    • LLP says:

      That was the whole point of the post Jeet. Just making a point about how the NYY do not need any position players. Whether they get a starter is another issue; yes they need one but the cost is too high in this market. I say wait for the prospects to develop and see where they are at the All-Star break. I think Bentances is legit!!

  5. Uncle Mike says:

    I completely agree that this trade will never happen. It sounds arrogant to say that the Yankees don't need the best hitter (and maybe the best all-around player) of the last 10 years, but he simply doesn't fill a need. He did formerly play left field, but in spite of his lesser bat I like Brett Gardner's defense and when he does get on base he's always a threat.

    No, what the Yankees need is one more starter, and if A.J. Burnett or Phil Hughes returns to form either one of them can be that. A saying becomes a cliche by containing some truth, so don't laugh: Sometimes, the best trades are the ones you don't make.

    • LLP says:

      Uncle Mike….you said it perfectly. I don't think the Yankees will do anything this off-season and they have plenty of good reason not too.

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